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The Zipline software upgrade is complete, and researchers may once again interact with the system. The review process may be slower as HSD staff adjust to the changes.

If you encounter any issues, send an email to hsdinfo@uw.edu.

Please take advantage of our new and improved help:

  1. A new Zipline training site
  2. Revamped Zipline online help library
  3. Refreshed Zipline FAQs
  4. Expanded help within Zipline

Remember to use the latest version of the IRB Protocol Form!

Please note: due to additional questions that have been added to Zipline, you may be required to go back and answer them before submitting a modification to your study.

Contact hsdinfo@uw.edu if you experience accessibility issues with our webpages, forms or Zipline system because of visual impairment or mobility challenges.
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Welcome to Zipline, the electronic IRB submission system. Click the above button to register for the first time or log in.

In order to access Zipline, you must have a UW NetID. Click here to see how to get a sponsored UW NetID. For example, if you are affiliated with Seattle Children’s, and are requesting that the UW IRB review your study, you will need a sponsored UW NetID. For additional assistance with your UW NetID or password, contact UW IT at help@uw.edu, or 206-221-5000.

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Zipline Online Help Library

Training materials when you need them, geared towards your role in Zipline.

Researcher Guide– Submit new studies and more
Zipline Basics–  Get oriented quickly
FAQs– Get your questions answered
Want to know it all? – Start at the Zipline Library home page

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Zipline Campus Training Site

Test out Zipline before submitting a live application.

Learn more about accessing the Zipline Campus Training Site.

Note that Zipline may be unavailable due to maintenance during these times:

  • 1 – 3 am every Saturday
  • 3:30 – 9:30 pm every third Saturday of the month